Bavarian authorities confirmed the cancellation of the Oktoberfest due to coronavirus

BERLIN, 21 Feb – RIA Novosti. Oktoberfest cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus, the risk is too great, said at a press conference in Munich, Prime Minister of Bavaria Marcus Soder.

“We agree that the risk is too great,” said Soder.

attended the press conference, the mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter said that the decision was not taken lightly, “it hurts”, but it’s the right decision, given the epidemiological situation in the country and in the world. He recalled that the Oktoberfest enjoys worldwide popularity, it is visited traditionally by many tourists from abroad.

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